Title:
Plastic floor brick
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A plastic floor brick includes a plastic layer having a patterned first side and a second side. An absorbing layer is disposed on the second side of the plastic layer. The absorbing layer is made of foam rubber such that the absorbing layer provides a buffer effect. An adhering layer is disposed on the absorbing layer opposite to the plastic layer. The adhering layer is thin and made of thermoplastic glue such that the plastic floor brick can be repeatedly adhered. The thermoplastic glue contains petroleum oil, petroleum resin, thermoplastic rubber and antioxidant.



Inventors:
Wei, Ying-chou (Tanzih Township, TW)
Application Number:
11/060687
Publication Date:
08/17/2006
Filing Date:
02/17/2005
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
52/394
International Classes:
E04F13/08; E04B1/62
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Primary Examiner:
FIGUEROA, LUZ ADRIANA
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DeWitt LLP (Minneapolis, MN, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A plastic floor brick comprising a plastic layer having a patterned first side and a second side, an absorbing layer disposed on the second side of the plastic layer, the absorbing layer made of foam rubber such that the absorbing layer provides a buffer effect, an adhering layer disposed on the absorbing layer opposite to the plastic layer, the adhering layer being thin and made of thermoplastic glue such that the plastic floor brick can be repeatedly adhered, wherein the thermoplastic glue contains petroleum oil, petroleum resin, thermoplastic rubber and antioxidant.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a plastic floor brick, and more particularly to a plastic floor brick that contains a absorbing layer. Consequently, the person, who steps on the plastic floor brick, feels comfortable.

2. Description of Related Art

A conventional plastic floor brick (20) in accordance with the prior art shown in FIGS. 5 and 6 comprises a plastic layer (21) having a patterned first side and a second side. An adhering layer (22) is applied to the second side of the plastic layer (21). The adhering layer (22) is made of pressure sensitive hot-melt adhesive such that the adhering layer (22) causes a great adhering effect to securely position the conventional plastic floor brick (20) on the floor (A) when being pressed in an environment with a specific temperature.

However, the conventional plastic floor brick (20) has several disadvantages as follow.

1. The adhering layer (22) is directly applied on the second side of the plastic layer (21). The adhering layer (22) is flexible, but has no absorbing effect. With reference to FIG. 6, the surface of the conventional plastic floor brick (20) may be raised due to the shape of the rough floor (A). As a result, the person, who steps on the plastic floor brick, feels comfortable.

2. The conventional plastic floor brick (20) is securely positioned on the floor (A) due to the adhering layer (22) that is made of pressure sensitive hot-melt adhesive. Consequently, the adhered conventional plastic floor brick (20) can not be fully lifted after a crooked operation. With reference to FIG. 7, the operator needs to use a tool to destroy the crooked conventional plastic floor brick (20). As a result the crooked conventional plastic floor brick (20) is wasted.

3. The broken conventional plastic floor brick (20) is hard to be replaced. In addition, the operator may destroy the plastic floor brick (20) adjacent to the broken plastic floor brick (20) when detaching the broken plastic floor brick (20).

Some marketed floor pads are made of foam rubber and connected to one another to cover the floor. The foam rubber may provide a comfortable to person's sole. However, this kind of floor pad can not be secured on the floor. It is very inconvenient when being moved.

With reference to FIG. 8, another conventional plastic brick (40) may be provided to be adhered on a wall by resin (B). However, the resin (B) can not be equally applied on the wall. As a result, the adhered plastic brick (40) may downward move due to the resin (B) that is not fully dried. Consequently, the conventional plastic brick (40) is inconveniently assembled.

The present invention has arisen to mitigate and/or obviate the disadvantages of the conventional plastic floor bricks.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The main objective of the present invention is to provide an improved plastic floor brick that provides a comfortable feel to a person who steps on the plastic floor brick.

To achieve the objective, the plastic floor brick in accordance with the present invention comprises a plastic layer having a patterned first side and a second side. An absorbing layer is disposed on the second side of the plastic layer. The absorbing layer is made of foam rubber such that the absorbing layer provides a buffer effect. An adhering layer is disposed on the absorbing layer opposite to the plastic layer. The adhering layer is thin and made of thermoplastic glue such that the plastic floor brick can be repeatedly adhered. The thermoplastic glue contains petroleum oil, petroleum resin, thermoplastic rubber and antioxidant.

Further benefits and advantages of the present invention will become apparent after a careful reading of the detailed description with appropriate reference to the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a plastic floor brick in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional of the plastic floor brick when being adhered on a floor that has a rough surface;

FIG. 3 is an operational view of the plastic floor brick when being lifted;

FIG. 4 is a perspective operational view of the plastic floor brick when being adhered on a wall;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a conventional plastic floor brick in accordance with the prior art;

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional of the plastic floor brick when being adhered on a floor that has a rough surface;

FIG. 7 is an operational view of the conventional plastic floor brick when being detached; and

FIG. 8 is a perspective operational view of the conventional plastic floor brick when being adhered on a wall.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to the drawings and initially to FIGS. 1-2, a plastic floor brick (10) in accordance with the present invention comprises a plastic layer (11) having a patterned first side and a second side. An absorbing layer (12) is disposed on the second side of the plastic layer (11). The absorbing layer (12) is made of foam rubber such that the absorbing layer (12) provides a buffer effect. An adhering layer (13) is disposed on the absorbing layer (12) opposite to the plastic layer (11). The adhering layer is thin and made of thermoplastic glue such that the plastic floor brick (10) of the present invention can be repeatedly adhered. The thermoplastic glue contains petroleum oil, petroleum resin, thermoplastic rubber and antioxidant.

The adhering layer (13) of the present invention provides a low adhering effect. The weight of the person, who steps on the plastic floor brick (10), can promote the connection between the plastic floor brick (10) and the floor (A) such that the plastic floor brick (10) of the present invention can not be moved after being stepped. With reference to FIG. 3, the adhering layer (13) of the present invention simply provides a low adhering effect such that the operator can easily lift the crooked plastic floor brick (10) when assembling the plastic floor brick (10) of the present invention. In addition, the operator can easily lift and replace the broken plastic floor brick (10) without destroying the plastic floor bricks (10) which are adjacent to the broken plastic floor brick (10).

The absorbing layer (12) is made of foam rubber such that the absorbing layer (12) provides a buffer effect. As a result, the absorbing layer (12) provides a comfortable feel to the person who steps on the plastic floor brick (10) of the present invention.

With reference to FIG. 4, the plastic floor brick (10) of the present invention can be adhered on the wall and the resin is unnecessary to the present invention. As a result, the operator can easily adhere the plastic floor brick (10) to the wall.

Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.